Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sulzberger On The New NYT Pay Plan

Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times, spoke about the company's new plan to charge online readers at a Columbia journalism school event last night. Sulzberger, whose remarks were apparently "dripping with sarcasm," seemed exasperated that the NYT model has been receiving so much criticism as of late. When an audience member asked how low-income residents are expected to access the paper, Sulzberger responded: "Just translate that question to print,” he said. “‘How will low-income people get access to The New York Times in print?’” A satirical article written by The Onion further exemplifies this sentiment.

Why is it so hard for us to accept these changes?

1 comment:

  1. There's something about the internet that gives people a sense of entitlement. Because things are easily accessible and generally free, it seems as if someone is taking away a right from us when they force us to pay for something that they could easily provide for free. It is odd though.